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Sweat therapy, a novel treatment of psoriasis: prospective pre-post intervention design

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This study was conducted to confirm the potential of normal sweating as an important prognostic factor for the onset and treatment of psoriasis. A total of 97 patients who visited the Haeng-Pa Korean Medicine Clinic, a traditional Korean medical clinic for psoriasis, from January 2018 to October 2018 were enrolled in this prospective pre-post intervention study. Participants’ baseline characteristics, psoriasis state, seasonal and sweating factors, and treatment effects were analyzed with frequency analysis (%). All of 97 (100%) patients had problems with sweating in the psoriasis site and 50 (51.55%) patients had problems with sweating even in normal skin. 71 patients (73.20%) saw improvements from medicinal plants such as Ephedra sinica and Cinnamomi cassia Presl that promote perspiration. Psoriasis patients have problems with their sweating, and Korean medical sweat therapy was highly effective for treating psoriasis. Therefore, a sweating problem may be an important component in the onset and treatment of psoriasis.

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Sundong Lee has no conflict of interest. Seong‑Kyu Ko has no conflict of interest. Hye‑Min Kim has no conflict of interest. Hyo‑Jin An has no conflict of interest.

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Lee, S., Ko, SK., Kim, HM. et al. Sweat therapy, a novel treatment of psoriasis: prospective pre-post intervention design. ADV TRADIT MED (ADTM) 22, 641–647 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13596-022-00645-3

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Keywords

  • Psoriasis
  • Sweating
  • Ephedra sinica
  • Cinnamomi cassia Presl